Joan M. Fox, Published Author

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"THE RELUCTANT DUKE" is A SENSUAL VICTORIAN ROMANCE. The story moves from Spain to England and Ireland during the turbulent period 1844-1845.

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After unexpectedly inheriting the English title, the Duke of Weston, young, half-Spanish Antonio de las Torres Thorndyke is pressured by his concerned parents to accept the title, go to England, choose a wife and produce an heir for their recently decimated family. Antonio has no wish to marry as yet and has other plans for his life.

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Caroline Lockler relies upon solo rides on her stallion, Demon, to ease her melancholy after months of grieving the loss of both her beloved father and her aging husband. Her marriage was arranged but not consummated. Still she hopes to discover love and experience passion in her life. Who is better to teach her lessons in love than her newest neighbor--the arrogant, handsome, virile aristocrat she fantasized about since she was a hoydenish girl?

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Antonio scarcely remembers his friend's sister, but he is intrigued by Caroline, now a lovely widow and quite "available" in the rakish eyes of English bachelors. Attraction sizzles between the stubborn young people at their first social contact. However, both are determined to resist the other, neither wishing to wed. No one wins until each decides to offer true love and loses a heart in the bargain.

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